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Episode 55 | Musician and Singer Howard Jones / Actress and Writer Kathryn Leigh Scott Download

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Howard Jones bio via Wikipedia

John Howard Jones (born 23 February 1955) is a British musician, singer and songwriter. He had ten top 40 hit singles in the UK between 1983 and 1986, six of which reached the top ten, including “Like to Get to Know You Well” , “What Is Love?”, “New Song”, and “Things Can Only Get Better”. His 1984 album Human’s Lib reached number one on the UK Albums Chart. Around the world, Jones had 15 top 40 hit singles between 1983 and 1992. The 1986 hit single “No One Is to Blame” reached No. 4 on the US charts. Four others placed in the US top 20.

Jones is associated with the 1980s Second British Invasion of the US. He has been described by the AllMusic editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine as “one of the defining figures of mid-’80s synth-pop”, and he performed at Live Aid in 1985. He has sold over eight million albums.

Kathryn Leigh Scott bio via kathrynleighscott.com

Writing and acting have always been Kathryn’s twin careers. She’s Mamie Eisenhower in the The Eleventh Green (2020), with Campbell Scott; appears in Three Christs (2020) with Richard Gere and Juliana Margulies and plays Wanda in Woody Allen’s A Rainy Day in New York (2020). She also appears in The Blacklist, Hallmark Channel’s Broadcasting Christmas, Lifetime’s Deadly Vows, has a recurring role as George Segal’s girlfriend Miriam in The Goldbergs, and in the Johnny Depp/Tim Burton film, Dark Shadows, reprising her role in the original series, Dark Shadows.

She has written four novels, September Girl, Jinxed, Down and Out in Beverly Heels, and Dark Passages; a memoir, Last Dance at the Savoy (Cumberland Press), and a trilogy of books on care giving: Now With You, Now Without, The Happy Hours and A Welcome Respite (Grand Harbor). She wrote Dark Shadows: Return to Collinwood about five decades of the show “kids ran home from school to watch.”

Kathryn grew up on a farm in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. Upon graduation from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Kathryn landed the ingénue lead in the classic Gothic daytime drama Dark Shadows (ABC, 1966-1971), and starred in the 1971 MGM feature, House of Dark Shadows. Kathryn played four roles in the series: Maggie Evans, Josette du Pres, Lady Kitty
Hampshire and Rachel Drummond. Kathryn wrote Dark Shadows Memories to coincide with its 20th anniversary and Dark Shadows Companion as a 25th
anniversary tribute.

Kathryn launched Pomegranate Press, Ltd. to publish books about the entertainment industry, including guidebooks, biographies, textbooks and coffee table art books. She wrote The Bunny Years (the 25-year history of Playboy Clubs told through
the women who worked as Bunnies), which was sold to Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer. She also co-produced a two-hour special for the A&E Network, and a one-hour documentary for BBC-1 and Canadian TV, based on the book. Pomegranate has published over 50 nonfiction titles, including Scott’s books, Lobby Cards: The Classic Films (Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Coffee Table
Book) and Lobby Cards: The Classic Comedies, both of which were published in the U.K. by Bloomsbury. She published a Tradepaper edition of the hardcover biography, Coya Come Home, with a Foreword by Walter F. Mondale (2012).

Kathryn’s theatrical credits include a lengthy run with James Stewart in Harvey in London’s West End. She has appeared in many television series and mini-series, including Barbara Taylor Bradford’s Voice of the Heart, Dan Travanti’s wife in Murrow, George C. Scott’s mistress in The Last Days of Patton, Philip Marlowe’s girlfriend in Chandlertown, and series regular with Brian Dennehy in Big Shamus, Little Shamus. Feature films include Providence, The Great Gatsby, Brannigan, The Greek Tycoon, Assassination, 187 and Parasomnia, Dr. Mabuse, Dark Shadows, Three Christs, A Rainy Day In New York, The Eleventh Green, etc.

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